Parents' Memo: March 26, 2004
"The way to uplift a man is first to remind him of the glorious aspects of his character and so gain a sympathetic response. The second step is to point out at once some delicate feature in the situation."-Maharishi
Next week is Spring Vacation, which means that there will be No School from Monday, March 29 through Friday, April 2nd. I hope everyone has a fun and relaxing week, and that the weather is ideal so all can fully enjoy the spring season. On Friday, during the announcements, the children were reminded to be regular in their twice daily practice of Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation technique or Maharishi's Children's technique. They were told that maximum bliss and enjoyment comes from that balance of rest and activity.
PARENT/ TEACHER CONFERENCES
This is another reminder that Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, April 15th in the afternoon and Friday, April 16th all day. At these times, there will be no school for grades 1-6. Please note that Kindergarten will be in session Thursday morning, but not on Friday, April 16th. I really encourage all of you to attend the conference with your child's teacher, as it is an excellent opportunity to review your child's progress and development over the past several months. You may begin calling the Lower School office right after Spring Break to schedule an appointment. I also wanted to remind you to take the time during conferences to view the Spring Art Show which will be on display outside each classroom. The students' artwork express exceptional creativity and are a delight to see. Thank you to art teacher Karen Valentine for inspiring our children to achieve greatness!
The Friday Assembly last week celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a concert given by Tim Britton. Tim, outfitted in a Scottish kilt, not only delighted his young audience with Irish tunes and stories, but also introduced the children to his traditional
instruments-the Scottish bagpipes, cyllian pipes and penny whistle.
Only 5 weeks left!
PARENT KNOWLEDGE MEETINGS
"Applying Maharishi's Principles of Ideal Teaching to Parenting"
DESTINATION IMAGINATION (Click here for photos )
Congratulations to our two fifth grade D.I. teams. Both teams emerged from the State Competition as State Champions! Both teams will be attending global finals in Tennessee. This is the first time in ten years that Maharishi School has sent two fifth
grade teams to a World Competition. We are very proud of this achievement.
This was another outstanding year for our Destination ImagiNation program. Maharishi School is sending five teams to the Global Finals Competition. Other first place teams are the 7th grade boys, the 8th grade boys, and the Upper School "Structure"
team. The secondary team in the "Technical Challenge" earned second place. Congratulations to all of our fine teams!
Please enjoy two of Ms. Boone's sixth grade girls' essays on the purpose of SCI:
"The purpose of SCI is to help us to understand the laws of nature. For example, we can see rest and activity in nature with the seasons. Rest and activity are also important in our own lives; they help us to stay healthy and keep our brain clear.
"When I was beginning to think about why Maharishi School teaches the SCI Fundamentals of Growth and the SCI Priciples, I asked myself what it would be like if I was never taught these important values. I don't know exactly what it would be like
if I didn't know how to meditate or have the knowledge of SCI, because I've lived with all of that surrounding me all of my life. But I would probably think that only the material things were important, and I would focus more on the negative, rather
than looking below the surface in everything to find the good. The real purpose of having SCI in our lives is so eventually we can integrate all of the knowledge they teach us, so our lives will become better. We will look at things more deeply, because
we have a better and more profound understanding of things.
The Maharishi School Greenhouse has greens galore growing, and we will begin picking and selling for our community. Look for baskets of fresh greens on Tuesday, April 6th at 3:20 p.m., near the bus stop in the school parking lot. Anyone interested in helping to pick or sell vegetables should please contact Diana Fleischman at 472-7743.
Maharishi School will be awarded a $250 grant from the National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) to construct a butterfly garden. The garden, located in front of the greenhouse, will be designated as a NWF "Schoolyard Habitat". Ms. Zmachinsky's 5th
grade girls will be planting and helping to maintain the garden, and the entire school will contribute to and learn from the garden in many ways.
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